Disaster Restoration & Reconstruction Management (DRRM) CONCENTRATION
The goal of the Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction Management (DRRM) concentration is to prepare students to enter the disaster restoration subsector of the construction industry with enhanced skills and knowledge of typical restoration requirements, equipment, techniques, and management concerns. Successful completion of the three DRRM courses will impart many skills required of entry-level professionals in the disaster recovery industry. The emphasis of the first course is breadth of exposure to new terminology, job roles, restoration techniques and special business concerns. The second course develops the subjects more deeply and integrates them to provide students with many skills essential for disaster recovery project managers. The final course enables students to enjoy learning in detail about a disaster recovery topic of their choosing.
Upon completion of the following plan of study and the core requirements of the BCM degree program, the student receives the "Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction Management Concentration" designation on their transcript. Students who choose to pursue the DRRM concentration complete the required courses of the BCM program, plus an additional eight (8) credit hours of courses, which are specific to disaster recovery management. Interested students should note that the studies do not include emergency response or emergency management. Neither do the courses develop concepts of pre-event hazard mitigation. Instead, the concentration teaches about contractor activities after emergency conditions have stabilized, when they can safely move into stricken regions to restore and reconstruct the built environment.
For more information:
For more information contact our BCM Academic Advisor, Loretta Lonz, at (765) 494-0913.
Plan of Study
- BCM 320 Introduction to Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction Management (3 credit hours)
- BCM 321 Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction Project Management (3 credit hours)
- BCM 421 Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction Industry Problem Investigation (2 credit hours)
Total: 8 Credit Hours
Required DRRM Courses
BCM 320 Introduction to Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction Management
(Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: Junior standing or higher, PHYS 21800.)
Introductory topics in the DRR concentration: causes of disasters and dimensions of their effects; protocols, equipment, and techniques of restoration and reconstruction; and project and business management practices and imperatives of DRR contractors.
BCM 321 Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction Project Management
(Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: BCM 32000; co-requisite BCM 34500 and BCM 35000.)
Advanced topics in DRR to further develop student ability to integrate knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for effective project management in the concentration. Typically includes scenario-driven role play with sequential project-level managerial problem-solving exercises.
BCM 421 Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction Industry Problem Investigation
(Class 2, cr. 2. Prerequisite: senior standing, BCM 32100 and BCM 34500; co-requisite BCM 35500 or BCM 35501, and BCM 47500.)
Preparation for industrial concentration by faculty and practitioner-guided study and analysis of a current DRR problem. Culminates in a formal oral presentation and paper whose position is justified on the basis of the study and application of earlier coursework. In addition to faculty oversight, each student seeks guidance from a practicing manager of the DRR industry to further develop student management potential.